Malaysia

  • Criticised by Anwar as ‘arrogant’, Khairy stands by firm stance on anti-vaxxers

    15 hours ago

    Criticised by Anwar as ‘arrogant’, Khairy stands by firm stance on anti-vaxxers

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin today stood his ground on the government’s strict stand against anti-vaxxers, after Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar...

  • 12 hours ago

    Perak Maritime director: Attempt by 21 Indonesians to enter Malaysia failed after boat engine stalled

    LUMUT, Oct 18 — An attempt by 21 Indonesians to enter the country failed after their boat was left to drift due to engine failure, about 15.5 nautical miles northwest of...

  • Covid-19 booster shots for frontliners in Penang kick off today, says chief minister

    16 hours ago

    Covid-19 booster shots for frontliners in Penang kick off today, says chief minister

    GEORGE TOWN, Oct 18 — The administering of Covid-19 booster shots to frontliners in Penang started today, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said a total of 17,051...

  • Bank Islam hopes financial institutions, alternative financing providers given more incentives in Budget 2022

    13 hours ago

    Bank Islam hopes financial institutions, alternative financing providers given more incentives in Budget 2022

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd is hoping that more incentives would be considered for financial institutions (FIs) and alternative financing providers during the...

  • Foreign minister: Malaysia to work with Indonesia on mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccine certificates

    13 hours ago

    Foreign minister: Malaysia to work with Indonesia on mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccine certificates

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Malaysia is ready to hold talks at the policy and technical level with Indonesia for the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates, through the...

  • Johor Pakatan to support coalition’s Melaka campaign, says state chief

    14 hours ago

    Johor Pakatan to support coalition’s Melaka campaign, says state chief

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 18 — Johor Pakatan Harapan (PH) has pledged to support the coalition’s Melaka chapter for the state election set for November 20. In a statement, Johor PH said...

  • Melaka state election a curtain raiser for the next general election

    12 hours ago

    Melaka state election a curtain raiser for the next general election

    COMMENTARY, Oct 18 — The Melaka state election scheduled for November 20 can be considered a curtain raiser for the coming general election. The election may see Barisan...

  • GPS backbenchers slam Opposition for bringing up Undi18 ahead of Sarawak polls

    14 hours ago

    GPS backbenchers slam Opposition for bringing up Undi18 ahead of Sarawak polls

    KUCHING, Oct 19 — Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) Backbenchers Club today slammed Opposition parties which it said continued to harp on the issue of Undi18 and alleged that the...

  • Deputy IGP: Police prepared for Melaka election, to mobilise external personnel if necessary

    14 hours ago

    Deputy IGP: Police prepared for Melaka election, to mobilise external personnel if necessary

    MELAKA, Oct 18 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is prepared to face the Melaka state election including calling for personnel outside of Melaka to assist the smooth process of...

  • Former kindergarten teacher charged with injuring boy in Kuala Lumpur

    15 hours ago

    Former kindergarten teacher charged with injuring boy in Kuala Lumpur

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — A former kindergarten teacher was charged in the Sessions Court here today with injuring a boy, leaving bruises on his shoulders, last month. Loh Ke Xuan,...

  • CyberSecurity Malaysia, Celcom and Huawei kick off phase one of 5G cyber security lab installation

    14 hours ago

    CyberSecurity Malaysia, Celcom and Huawei kick off phase one of 5G cyber security lab installation

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — CyberSecurity Malaysia, Celcom Axiata Bhd and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Huawei Malaysia) have kick-started the first phase of the...

  • Court of Appeal grants Najib his passport for trip with Rosmah ahead of grandchild’s birth in Singapore

    21 hours ago

    Court of Appeal grants Najib his passport for trip with Rosmah ahead of grandchild’s birth in Singapore

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak was given permission by the Court of Appeal today for his passport to be temporarily returned to him so that he may travel to...

  • Indonesia, Malaysia concerned over Aukus nuclear subs plan

    18 hours ago

    Indonesia, Malaysia concerned over Aukus nuclear subs plan

    JAKARTA, Oct 18 — Malaysia and Indonesia share strong reservations over Australia’s decision to acquire nuclear-powered submarines, even though nuclear weapons were not part...

  • Budget 2022: Entrepreneur Development Ministry eyeing RM1b allocation to help revive SMEs, micro businesses

    14 hours ago

    Budget 2022: Entrepreneur Development Ministry eyeing RM1b allocation to help revive SMEs, micro businesses

    PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 — The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (Medac) has asked for an allocation of RM1 billion in Budget 2022 to focus on efforts to revive...

  • N. Sembilan MB tells govt retirees: Beware of online scams

    15 hours ago

    N. Sembilan MB tells govt retirees: Beware of online scams

    SEREMBAN, Oct 18 — Government retirees have been advised to always be careful to avoid falling prey to fraudulent activities such as non-existent investment schemes. Negri...

  • Senators receive Journal of Malaysian Parliament Volume 1 today

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    Senators receive Journal of Malaysian Parliament Volume 1 today

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Members of the Dewan Negara today received the Journal of the Malaysian Parliament (Journal MP) Volume 1-2021 which is an open access and double-blind...

  • Malaysia tables eight Asean Digital Master Plan 2025 target outcomes, says deputy minister

    15 hours ago

    Malaysia tables eight Asean Digital Master Plan 2025 target outcomes, says deputy minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Malaysia, as the chair of the Asean Digital Ministers Meeting (ADGMIN), has tabled eight target outcomes that have been drafted through the Asean Digital...

  • Malaysia sends Sukhoi, KD Lekiu for FPDA’s 50th anniversary celebration in Singapore

    15 hours ago

    Malaysia sends Sukhoi, KD Lekiu for FPDA’s 50th anniversary celebration in Singapore

    SINGAPORE, Oct 18 — Two Sukhoi fighter jets SU-30MKMs from the Royal Malaysian Air Force and one of the major naval assets of the Royal Malaysian Navy, KD Lekiu, are taking part...

  • Buy Malaysian products campaign sales reach RM3.3b last year, says minister

    15 hours ago

    Buy Malaysian products campaign sales reach RM3.3b last year, says minister

    PUTRAJAYA, Oct 18 — While the country’s entire domestic economic sector suffered because of the Covid pandemic, the Buy Malaysian Products Campaign (KBBM) registered...

  • Parti Sarawak Bersatu appeals to King not to accede to dissolution of state assembly

    17 hours ago

    Parti Sarawak Bersatu appeals to King not to accede to dissolution of state assembly

    KUCHING, Oct 18 — Parti Sarawak Bersatu (PSB) has written to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong appealing to him not to accede to any request by Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) for the...

  • 17 hours ago

    GOF: 14 individuals believed linked to illegal gold mining in Lahad Datu

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — A total of 14 people are believed to be involved in the illegal mining of gold at the Ulu Segama-Malua Forest Reserve in Lahad Datu following the...

  • MoH mulling meeting with anti-vaxxers, Senate told

    17 hours ago

    MoH mulling meeting with anti-vaxxers, Senate told

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) plans to meet with anti-vaccine groups to provide them with facts and information on the Covid-19 vaccine, based on authentic...

  • Guan Eng laments MACC’s inaction on initiating independent Pandora Papers probe

    18 hours ago

    Guan Eng laments MACC’s inaction on initiating independent Pandora Papers probe

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today labelled the absence of an independent probe by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) on the recent...

  • PAS Dewan Ulama wants all promotions for Malaysian-made whisky ‘Timah’ to cease

    18 hours ago

    PAS Dewan Ulama wants all promotions for Malaysian-made whisky ‘Timah’ to cease

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — The Central PAS Dewan Ulama (DUPP) has expressed its concerns about the recent controversy over a local whisky brand called Timah.  Calling for a...

  • Domestic economic revival lies with reopening of Malaysia-Singapore borders, say Johor traders

    18 hours ago

    Domestic economic revival lies with reopening of Malaysia-Singapore borders, say Johor traders

    JOHOR BARU, Oct 18 — The full reopening of the borders between Malaysia and Singapore will see a revival of Johor’s domestic economy that has been hit due to Covid-19, said...

  • Education, Health Ministries in talks to scrap school rotation system

    19 hours ago

    Education, Health Ministries in talks to scrap school rotation system

    TAMPIN, Oct 18 — The Ministry of Education (MoE) is discussing with the Ministry of Health (MoH) on the vaccination rate of Form Five students to enable them to attend...

  • Holding state poll now before Undi18 implemented an act of voter suppression, DAP rep warns Sarawak

    19 hours ago

    Holding state poll now before Undi18 implemented an act of voter suppression, DAP rep warns Sarawak

    KUCHING, Oct 18 — Any attempt to hold the 12th state election before the implementation of Undi18 and automatic voter registration (AVR) this December 31 is akin to an act of...

  • Malaysia Airports: Domestic passenger movement surged 74pc in Sept

    20 hours ago

    Malaysia Airports: Domestic passenger movement surged 74pc in Sept

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd’s (MAHB) domestic passenger movement in September surged by 74 per cent from the preceding month, driven by the...

  • Report: Ex-Melaka CM Idris Haron denies he will defend Sungai Udang seat

    20 hours ago

    Report: Ex-Melaka CM Idris Haron denies he will defend Sungai Udang seat

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Former Melaka chief minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron has dismissed claims suggesting that he will defend his Sungai Udang seat in the looming state...

  • Let’s make it Nov 2, says Ka Siong of cabotage policy debate with Guan Eng

    21 hours ago

    Let’s make it Nov 2, says Ka Siong of cabotage policy debate with Guan Eng

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Transport Minister Datuk Seri Wee Ka Siong has said he is ready to debate the cabotage policy with DAP’s Lim Guan Eng on November 2. In a Facebook post,...

  • Eighteen nabbed in drug-fuelled party in Melaka homestay

    21 hours ago

    Eighteen nabbed in drug-fuelled party in Melaka homestay

    MELAKA, Oct 18 — Police have detained 18 indivdiduals, including university and secondary school students during a raid on a wild drug-fuelled party at a homestay...

  • CovidNow: Nearly 94pc of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated

    22 hours ago

    CovidNow: Nearly 94pc of Malaysia’s adult population fully vaccinated

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — A total of 21,960,911 individuals or 93.8 per cent of the adult population in Malaysia have completed their Covid-19 vaccination as of...

  • Sixty-three more die of Covid-19 in Malaysia; Selangor records slight drop in new cases

    23 hours ago

    Sixty-three more die of Covid-19 in Malaysia; Selangor records slight drop in new cases

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 18 — Malaysia lost 63 people to Covid-19 yesterday, according to the Health Ministry’s latest data updated at midnight. With this, the country’s cumulative...